Australian Embassy

Services for Australians

Services for Australians Overseas


2018 Victorian State Election

The Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018.

The Australian Embassy in Dili will offer early voting services on weekdays from Tuesday 13 November to Friday 23 November 2018. The Embassy will be closed on Election Day. The opening hours for voting are:

·        Tuesday 13 November to Friday 16 November: 8.30am to 4.30pm

·        Monday 19 November to Friday 23 November:  8:30am to 4.30pm

Ballot papers have been received. All eligible Victorians on the electoral roll are required to vote. If you are overseas, there are two options to cast your vote prior to election day.

1. By Post

You can apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you via Victorian Electoral Commission website

1.     Apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you

2.     Print and complete the ballot paper

3.     Post the ballot paper to the Australia using the envelope provided.

Deadline: Postal votes must be post marked on or before 6:00pm on Election Day, 24 November 2018 (Victorian time) and received in Australia no later than 6:00pm 30 November 2018 (Victorian time) to be included in the count.

2. In Person

In person early voting services will be offered at the Australian Embassy in Dili. To attend the Embassy you must present photo ID to the guardhouse to obtain a visitor pass. All visitors to the Embassy must undergo a security check before entering the building and must wear their visitor pass at all times. Prior appointments are not required for voting.

In person voting will be held on:

Dates: Tuesday 13 November - Friday 23 November 2018 (weekdays only)


·        Tuesday 13 November to Friday 16 November: 8.30am to 4.30pm

·        Monday 19 November to Friday 23 November:  8:30am to 4.30pm

Ballot papers have been received.

Further information is available at the Victorian Electoral Commission website.



What we can and cannot do

The Australian Embassy in Dili provides consular assistance to Australian and Canadian citizens travelling and living in Timor-Leste.  To find out more about our role, and what services we can and can't provide, please read our Consular Services Charter.

Please also take the time to read our Consular Privacy Collection Statement and Privacy Policy to find out more about how DFAT collects, uses, discloses and stores personal information. 

Travel information for Australians

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On-line registration for Australians overseas

We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.

Living in Country

Former residents

A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services 

Centrelink International Services

Provides information about Centrelink International Services, the area of Centrelink responsible for delivery of social welfare payments to customers who are outside of Australia for 13 weeks or more.

Returning to Australia

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Notarial Services

Notarial Services fees to increase from 1 January 2017

Notarial service fees will increase from 1 January 2017, following a recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Functional and Efficiency Review.

Notarial service fees have not increased in 16 years. 

The new fee schedule takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and rising demand.  The new fee schedule aligns with notarial service fees charged by commercial providers.

From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

For some services there are free alternatives available to clients, such as witnessing of documents by medical practitioners or police officers.